Author Archives: Richard Graham

⛔️ Why writing and grammar are two of the worst things you can teach right now!

Hello, Today, just to make sure you get amazing results for your students, Β I want to cover two big “don’t do!”s in teaching English. So they are,  DON’T teach grammar and DON’T teach writing. “But what …..?”   I can imagine you saying, “We have to teach the textbook and the tests!” 😬 Well,  let…

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2019 Homework Calendars

Happy New Year! Β I hope you had a fantastic holiday! And to get the brand new 2019 off to a flying start I’ve just uploaded the 2019 Homework Calendars. You can find them over on the VIP printables page – enjoy! Be genki, Richard

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/2019-homework-calendars/

πŸ•° How long does it take you? (From German Christmas Markets)

One of the things we’ve found with the Advanced course, and with all courses really, is that if you set a timer for an hour, it takes an hour.Β  If you don’t set a timer…. well, it could take forever. πŸ™‚Β  It’s called Parkinson’s law and it basically says a task fills the time you…

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“Pre-visualisation” – the art of transforming a misbehaving class into the class you love teaching the most!

It’s been great seeing everyone interact over on the Genki English Facebook Group Β (it’s free for teachers, you just have to answer a couple of questions.) One of the things that I’ve been trying to do over there is instead of simply giving everyone the answers i.e. old fashioned Victorian style teaching, Β I always try…

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The easiest way to do a Christmas play – in just a couple of lessons!

Quite a few people have written in to ask what’s the easiest way to do a Christmas play or presentation using Genki English. There are quite a few you can do (and lots on the skits & stories forum page) but the easiest one by far is the Gingerbread Man. If you’ve done β€œHow are…

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πŸ”₯ VIP Classroom Management & Discipline ebook!

The Black Friday video module bonus has now passed – congratulations to everyone who got in! But you still have the pdf discipline ebook as part of your VIP membership with nearly all my top ninja discipline tips πŸ™‚   The other book I really recommend is Life Kido! Enjoy! Be genki, Richard

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